The second version of the DESIRE film shows not only the global problem of desertification, but also shows what the DESIRE project has done about it and the huge potential this project can have in future attempt to fighting desertification through the unique DESIRE approach.
It only takes four and a half minutes to watch this compelling video. It will be well worth your time to learn about the basic reasons behind the cause of erosion, desertification, and mudslides. The good news is, working together we can plant trees and forest again.
Global agriculture has changed more in the past 50 years than in the previous 10,000. Nowhere is this conflict more poignant than in the story of seed.
This is the trailer for the film Seeds of Freedom, to be launched in early 2012. The film explores the history of the corporate takeover of seed, and the impact that this is having on communities across the world. The loss of indigenous seed goes hand in hand with the loss of biodiversity, the loss of cultural traditions and practices, the loss of livelihoods and the loss of independence in agriculture.
Making Soil and Hot Water at the Same Time:
Testing the first generation of Jean Pain woody-compost water-heating mound at Whole Systems Design's Vermont hill farm. We are now 2 months into testing our first mound and the results are astounding with hot water able to be harvested from the mound at a rate of about 1 gallon/minute at 120 F continuously, or cycles of 145F water harvested in 30 gallon amounts. We will be using this mound to make soil for the gardens and fruiting perennials on the farm and for in-soil bed heating of our greenhouse for season extension. Details on how to make these and other resiliency systems are in our workshops and in forthcoming videos released on our website, http://www.wholesystemsdesign.com, these video channels, and announced on the Whole Systems Design and Bright Blue Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whole-Systems-Design-LLC/103407076363918.